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Those willing to forge their own path can also use the city as a base to visit the nearby national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Thung Salaeng Luang and Phu Hin Rong Kla, the former the strategic headquarters of the Communist Party of Thailand.

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$963.84 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Thailand 6-Day Tour: Chiang Mai, Chang Rai from Bangkok

Your 6-day coach tour of northern Thailand includes 4-star hotel accommodation. Beginning in Bangkok and ending in Chiang Mai, you’ll tour ancient cities, jungle-clad countryside, hilltop villages, and plenty of craft markets – including one at the Burmese border!Day 1 (L, D)Early morning departure from Bangkok, with hotel or Airport pickup. Drive north to Bang Pa-In, a royal summer palace with lovely gardens. Upon arrival, your guide will discuss the combination of Thai and European architecture. Admire the elegant Thai pavilion, which stands in the middle of a lake. Visit Ayutthaya, where ruins of temples and palaces still remain. Walk around and learn about the canal and river network that helped Ayutthaya to flourish. Then, drive through the Thai countryside to Lopburi, see a 13th-century Buddhist temple now inhabited by hundreds of monkeys!  Later, visit the town of Phitsanulok, and see numerous houseboats. Day 2 (B, L, D)Visit Sukhothai, admire numerous standing Buddha statues as you explore the ruined temples. Then, head to nearby Si Satchanalai, where you’ll have lunch. Later, drive through rural Thailand toward Chiang Rai. En route, stop in Phayao, a small 11th-century town. Day 3 (B, L, D)Visit several hill tribe villages. Enjoy mountain views, stopping in the Chinese settlement of Doi Mae Salong. Reach the Akha and Yao tribes, where villagers continue to wear traditional garments, learn about the customs of village life. Later, see Mae Sai, Thailand’s northernmost town near the Myanmar border. Drive to the heart of the Golden Triangle where the Ruak and Mekong Rivers meet. Enjoy views of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and the mighty rivers below. Afterward, visit Chiang Saen, where evidence of the original 13th-century city can still be seen. Day 4 (B, L, D)Depart for Chiang Mai with your guide, stopping first in Mae Ka Chan, famous for its hot spring.  After lunch at a local restaurant, drive through more mountain scenery and tropical jungle to visit the hilltop temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Climb 290 steps (or ride the cable car) up the hill for outstanding views of Chiang Mai. In the evening, enjoy a kantoke – a ceremonial dinner where traditional northern Thai dishes are served as you watch dancers perform a series of folk stories.. Day 5 (B, L, D)Visit an elephant camp where skilled mahouts (trainers) demonstrate how elephants have worked in the jungles for centuries. Watch in amazement as the elephants reveal their intelligence and strength. After lunch at a local restaurant, see the district of Sankampaeng, where Chiang Mai’s cottage industries flourish. Watch artisans create beautiful crafts. Day 6 (B)Your tour ends in Chiang Mai. If you have a flight to catch, your guide will drop you off at the Chiang Mai International Airport.

$1265.40 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Bangkok to Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai 7-Day Tour

Day 1: Bangkok-Ayutthaya-Phitsanulok (L,D)Depart from Bangkok at 6:30am for Ayutthaya to tour the remains of the ancient city aboard a classic three-wheel tuk tuk. Next, head to Lopburi to see the famous Monkey Temple and Prang Sam Yot before checking in to your hotel in the city of Phitsanulok. After dinner, clamber aboard a pedal-powered trishaw for an evening ride around the night market.Overnight in PhitsanulokDay 2: Phitsanulok-Sukhothai (B,L,D)In Phitsanulok, visit the Wat Mahathat, a royal temple that’s home to one of the most beautiful Buddha images in the country, before setting out by road for Sukhothai. On arrival, explore the highlights of ancient Sukhothai and visit the Sangkhalok pottery village. End the day by visiting Si Satchanalai, the striking remains of the northern outpost of the historic Sukhothai Kingdom.Overnight in SukhothaiDay 3: Sukhothai-Lampang-Chiang Mai (B,L,D)The day begins with a live presentation on rice cultivation, where you'll get to try your hand at growing rice. Next, set out for Lampang to admire Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, housing the country's only Emerald Buddha other than the one in Bangkok. Finally, drive to Chiang Mai, Thailand's cultural capital, where you'll check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner at a riverside restaurant that doubles as an art gallery.Overnight in Chiang MaiDay 4: Chiang Mai (B,L,D)Start the day with an early-morning visit to a nearby temple to give alms to the monks — a common practice in Thailand's Buddhist culture. After breakfast, drive the steep road to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a sacred temple with superb views over the city. Continue to the Talat Warorot, Chiang Mai’s largest market, then ride a rickshaw to Wat Chedi Luang, one of the city's most celebrated temples. In the San Kamphaeng handicraft district, watch artisans practicing ancient Thai arts and crafts, and learn more about the generations-old traditions. For dinner, eat khan toke style, dining off low tables while seated on the floor, as you watch a performance of live music and traditional dance.Overnight in Chiang MaiDay 5: Chiang Mai-Chiang Dao-Thaton (B,L,D)The day begins with a drive to a sustainable elephant camp outside Chiang Mai, where you'll learn how elephants are used in the timber industry and their role in Thai heritage. A side-trip to a nearby orchid farm will give you a stunning impression of just a fraction of Thailand's rich variety of orchids. En-route to your hotel in Thaton, stop to explore the dramatic Chiang Dao cave complex. Overnight in Thaton

$31.63 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bangkok City Tours (Temple)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), BangkokThe main highlight of visiting Wat Pho is the Reclining Buddha - a magnificent Buddha statue that is 15 metres tall and 46 metres long. The Buddha's feet alone are 5 metres long and exquisitely decorated in mother-of-pearl illustrations of auspicious 'laksanas' of Buddha. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), BangkokWith its multi-tiered roofs, elegant bird-like decorations on the top of temple roofs and stunning gold carvings, the temple boasts one of Bangkok's most stunning architectural styles. The main highlight of the visit would be the magnificent Sukhothai-style Buddha statue, which is a copy of the original Phra Buddha Chinnarat that resides in Phitsanulok in Northern Thailand.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), BangkokVisit Wat Traimit and behold the world's largest massive gold seated Buddha that measures nearly 5 metres in height and weighing five and a half tonnes. It was cast some time in the 13th century and is an excellent example of the gracious Sukhothai style that is in favor to this day.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), BangkokVisit Wat Arun, happily situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple itself is architecturally unique as compared to the other temples in Bangkok, featuring colourfully decorated spires as it stands majestically over the water. The ordination hall within the temple houses a golden Buddha image and detailed wall murals.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya ProvinceThe Wat Mahathat was originally built to house a relic to the Buddha and one of the oldest temples of Bangkok. It is the headquarter of Thailand's largest monastic order and is therefore an important centre for the study of Buddhism and meditation.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), BangkokVisit Wat Phra Kaew, a temple that houses the highly revered Buddha image that is meticulously carved from a single block of jade. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Wat Suthat, BangkokWat Suthat, known for the towering red giant swing at the entrance, is one of the oldest and most impressive temples in Bangkok. The cloistered courtyard surrounds the main chapel and boasts 156 Buddha images along the outer walls.Duration: 2 hours

$1881.48 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Explore Like Local By Train In 8 Days

DAY1: BangkokUpon your arrival at the airport Our Guide will welcome you with a warm Greetings at the Airport where by you will receive a Free Airport Transfer to your Hotel.Go to pier fur cruise 19:30-21:30 dinner on boat.Overnight at Bangkok.DAY2: Bangkok – Ayutthaya Breakfast at the hotel and check outToday! We will go to Ayutthaya by train start from Bangkok Railway Station(Hua Lamphong).Arrival at Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong). We book the train ticket for you and wait at point pick up. Board the train and enjoy a leisurely ride first through the suburbs of the Thai capital before passing farmlands and local communities as the train journeys to Ayutthaya.DAY3: Ayutthaya-SukhothaiThis Morning! Breakfast at the hotel and free time for relax.Lunch at hotel.Then go to railways station for wait train. We book train ticket for you.Arrival at Sawan Ka Lok railways station at Sukhothai. Walk to Swankaburi Boutique Hotel for check in.We will bike to Go Heng restaurant take free bicycle from hotel.Overnight at Sukhothai.DAY4: SukhothaiAfter your breakfast at hotel our guide will meet you then we proceed to Golden Clothing Sathon Museum. The sathorn shop at Baan Had Siew is where the woven textile of Thai Puan is sold. The back of the shop also has a textile museum where some of the exhibits are more than a hundred years old. Visit Golden Clothing Sathon Museum visit around 1hr. Breakfast at the hotel and check out.Pick up you at the hotel transfer to Phitsanulok by car.Go to Phitsanulok railways station for transfer to Chiang MaiDAY6: Chiang MaiBreakfast at the hotel.We will go to Wat Phra Sing (Phra Sing temple)  Then go to Mon Chem for viewpointProceed to Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden  Turn back to Chiang Mai for dinner at Khum KhanToke restaurantDAY7: Chiang MaiBreakfast at the hotel.of Chiang Mai at Doi Suthap   Lunch by yourself at Doi PuiDAY8: Chiang Mai- BangkokBreakfast at the hotel.Check out the hotel and go to the Chiang Mai airport for return to Bangkok.

$1146.65 Classic

Northern Thailand Explorer

Often overlooked for the country's southern islands, northern Thailand offers incredible opportunities to witness local culture and tradition. You'll get time to explore the capital of Bangkok before heading up to scenic cities along the Mekong, wandering through rice fields and discovering temple-rich regions. This engaging itinerary satiates explorers that are eager to go off the beaten path, with time to visit historic sites and local towns at your own pace.